DAVID KIPEN has been one of America’s leading book and movie critics for over fifteen years, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Boxoffice, The Atlantic Monthly, and many others. He was the editor of Buzz Magazine and books editor of The San Francisco Chronicle. In September 2005, he became Director of the Literature program at the National Endowment for the Arts. He lives in Washington, DC and Malibu, CA.
A rich mosaic of diary entries and letters from Marilyn Monroe, Cesar Chavez, Susan Sontag, Albert Einstein, and many more, this is the story of Los Angeles as told by locals, transplants, and some just passing through.